Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal on Thursday filed an enchantment within the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sports activities (CAS) in Lausanne to overturn his 18-month ban for not reporting corrupt approaches.
The event comes proper after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appealed within the CAS in opposition to the discount of a three-year ban on Akmal by an unbiased adjudicator.
Umar was banned for 3 years in April by a one-man disciplinary panel of the board after he did not report two approaches to spot-fix matches within the Pakistan Tremendous League in February.
On July 29, former Supreme Courtroom Decide Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, because the unbiased adjudicator of the board, had lowered Umar’s three-year ban to 18 months.
Akmal’s lawyer argued that the decision be overturned attributable to lack of proof in opposition to the participant.
“Now we have a variety of grievances on the choice by the arbitrator and we now have reached out to the arbitration court docket in a movement to put aside the judgement,” Khawaja Umaiz, the lawyer representing Akmal, was quoted as saying ESPNcricinfo.
“They do not have a single piece of proof that may show any wrongdoing. The prosecution was primarily based on a cellphone name, in any other case there isn’t any doc, no financial institution transaction or something that may substantiate their declare.”
Earlier, Salman Naseer, the PCB chief working officer, had known as it a “tough choice” to problem the unbiased adjudicator’s verdict.
“It was a tough choice for us to problem the unbiased adjudicator’s choice however after going via the ultimate report we had some considerations and we felt the punishment was not sufficient as there are two expenses of violating the anti-corruption code in opposition to Umar,” Naseer had stated after the PCB’s enchantment in CAS.
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